Drivers still needed for hours-of-service study

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the university tapped with completing the agency’s Congressionally required study on the 2013-implemented hours-of-service changes is still on the hunt for truck operators willing to volunteer for the study.

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, who’s heading the study for FMCSA, said last month it needs about 250 drivers to participate in the  five-month study.

VTTI said this week drivers who participate could be compensated up to $2,000.

Drivers who participate will be studied for at least five months, and researchers will compare their schedules, crashes, near-crashes, crash-relevant events, operator fatigue and alertness and short-term health.

Click here to learn more about the study or to register to participate.